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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Bioplastics. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Bioplastics - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

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AIPMA demands one law for plastic waste management in country

Blaming poor implementation of existing rules, the All India Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) has demanded one law, on the lines of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), for plastic waste management across the country. It has also said ban on plastic carry bags and PET-bottled water will lead… read more →

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This quiet innovation is changing the world of plastic

When it comes to understanding the world of environmentally friendly packaging, it is easy to become lost in the ever-expanding repertoire of biodegradable, degradable, compostable, Oxo-biodegradable, bio-derived and renewable packaging. Although these terms do mean slightly different things, they are… read more →

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Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics

The Plant Bottle has generated so much goodwill and publicity for its 30% renewable, sustainable content (and that biobased MEG) that it’s easy to forget that there are several paths being chased to 100% renewable clear plastic bottles by numerous partners, and there are a wide swath of plastics where… read more →

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Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

Scientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most used plastics, frequently found clogging up landfill sites in the form of plastic shopping bags. read more →

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Ford Will Integrate Bamboo In Its Bioplastic

The climate change has forced big manufacturers to seek renewable, natural and generally more efficient ways to produce their products. Now, automobile manufacturer Ford has decided to join the movement, by incorporating bamboo into the interior of their cars. The Drive reported that American automobile… read more →

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Danimer Scientific and PepsiCo to Collaborate on Biodegradable Resins

-Biotechnology leader Danimer Scientific and global food and beverage company PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) have announced an agreement that includes development of Danimer Scientifics’ biodegradable film resins to meet the sustainable flexible packaging requirements of PepsiCo’s global food and beverage… read more →

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Indonesia Set on Banning Retailers from Using Non-Ecoplastic Bags by 2019

The government targets nation-wide usage of ecoplastic or environmentally friendly plastic bags in Indonesia by 2020 to reduce waste from plastic bags are difficult to decompose. "We will continue to encourage retailers to use Indonesian national standards (SNI) plastic bags, we've made the design and… read more →

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Future Trends to Watch in Bioplastics

Bioplastics today can be derived from biomass - but also from petroleum. They may be suitable for home composting - or for industrial composting only. Some are biodegradable - but only under certain, specified conditions. Many bioplastics have been developed for durable applications; like their conventional… read more →

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PTT and Mitsubishi Chemical Begin Work on World's First PBS Bioplastics Plant

PTTMCC Biochem Co Ltd, a joint initiative of Thailand’s PTT Plc and Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), has started construction work for its Bio PBS (polybutylene succinate bioplastics) plant at the Asia Industrial Estate in the province of Rayong, Thailand. Constructed by a joint venture… read more →

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